This Arden edition of Shakespeare's sonnets is closely based on the 1609 Quarto. As Katherine Duncan-Jones demonstrates, this text was authorized by Shakespeare himself, and may be based on an authorial manuscript. The whole carefully-ordered sequence, including "A Lover's Complaint", is read in the context of Shakespeare's career and of the poems' historical setting within early Jacobean culture. A clear-eyed analysis of homoerotic elements in the sonnets puts an end to the century of homophobic readings initiated by Sir Sidney Lee in 1897. Succinct and accessible notes guide the reader through complex vocabulary and syntax, as well as the poems' literary and cultural background. For ease of reference, these are printed on the same page-opening as the text.
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This new edition focuses on Shakespeare's Sonnets as poems, often subtly linked. Anthony Hecht and Gwynne Blakemore Evans address the perennial questions about The Sonnets, their autobiographical content, the identity of the lovers, and the circumstances of publication. The volume will appeal to a new generation of students and poetry-lovers.From the Inside Flap:
Shakespeare's sonnets, the greatest of Elizabethan sonnet sequences, were first published in an unauthorized version in 1609. William Shakespeare was then forty-five years old, a successful playwright, a country gentleman, and an affluent member of the Globe, the most important theatrical enterprise in London.
Although the sonnets are among the finest poems in the English language, questions about them have preoccupied scholars for several hundred years. This edition portrays the sonnets in the order and sequence thought to be traditional.
This edition of the sonnets also includes imaginative, flowing illustrations of Charles Robinson. One of the most popular of Edwardian artists, he was acclaimed for his highly original coloring and flights of fantasy. His illustrations add an unusual dimension to the sonnets, which are unequalled in their poetic power, exploration of intimate human relationships, and sensitivity to tragedy of human aspirations.
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Book Description Arden Shakespeare, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. former owner's name written in front of book Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000329105
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Book Description Walton on Thames: Nelson, 1997. Book Condition: Sehr gut. XVIII, 486 Seiten. Mit einigen schwarz-weißen Photographien und Abbildungen im Text. Besitzeintrag mit Bleistift auf dem Vorsatz. Obere Ecke der ersten ca. 30 Seiten leicht knickspurig. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. - "The Arden Shakespeare", die Shakespeares Stücke in Einzelausgaben bietet. - The well-known Arden Edition of Shakespeare's plays, founded over seventy years ago, quickly established itself as a standard series of texts. All the volumes gradually became unobtainable, and most have now been revised and re-edited in the light of modern criticism and research. For the reader and student who want something more substantial than school texts or one-volume 'complete Shakespeares' the new Arden Shakespeare provides the best possible edition of separate plays. ISBN: 017443474X Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° (20,5 x 13 cm). Orig.-Pappband mit silbergeprägtem Titel auf Deckel und Rücken. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Bookseller Inventory # 4105271